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#1 jgurl228


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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:50 PM

So I've been dealing with IBS for the past 4 years. Lately I have been seeing a lot of improvements and I haven't had diarrhea nearly as often as I used to. However, as soon as I wake up in the morning I eat a bowl of cereal and have a bowel movement 10 minutes afterwards. Then I feel as if my stomach is empty so I eat something else, such as a banana. Then 10 minutes after I have another bowel movement. This goes on until the early afternoon...a cycle of eating and then a bowel movement. I am not sure if I should be eating more food or if I should try to let my stomach settle down a bit. Does anyone else have this problem?


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Posted 22 March 2008 - 01:02 PM

The colon is in every human more active in the morning.There is a burst of activity after eating which can prompt a bowel movement in IBSers. The colon should be more active after eating in everyone, but usually in people without IBS it isn't getting everything to the end for a bowel movement after every meal.If you always feel hungry you might have the stomach checked out. Hunger pains (stomach feeling empty) can be a symptom of gastritis.K.
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